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Aurora Blue Stonecrop
Sedum clavatum 'Aurora Blue'
Aurora Blue Stonecrop
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 6 inches
Spacing: 6 inches
Brand: Proven Winners
An interesting form of stonecrop with succulent powder blue-green foliage arranged in rosettes as the branches elongate; leaf tips may turn pink when grown in bright sun; attractive seed heads persist into winter; a great filler for indoor containers
Features & Attributes
Aurora Blue Stonecrop features showy spikes of white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. Its attractive small succulent oval leaves remain grayish green in color with prominent pink tips and tinges of powder blue throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Aurora Blue Stonecrop can be expected to grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, but will not tolerate any standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --